Saturday, 16 January 2016

10 Amazing Uses of Essential Oils You Don't Know About

Extracted from botanical sources like plants and flowers, essential oils have been around the beauty arena for quite some time now. Not only are these applied directly in their raw form but also infused as ingredients in some popular cosmetic products. Finding extensive applications in aromatherapy and perfumery, essential oils have certain other uses too that are not very common.  There is much more to the bottle of your blissful essential oil and all these uses are discussed below:

1.      Lavender Oil for Air Filters- Surprised? Then Read Ahead
In order to make your home bloom with fragrance add some essential oil like Lavender Oil to the air filters as it emits a sweet sedating scent. This essential oil will also destroy the microbes present in the air duct.   
2.      Spider and Mice Killer- Peppermint!
Add 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil in a water spray bottle and spray it in the cracks and gaps where rodents and spiders are most likely to exist. You will see them vanish from your home after a few sprays.

3.      Birch, Eucalyptus and Peppermint Essential Oil as Anesthetic
In case you are going for a regular blood test or medical checkup, you can apply birch, eucalyptus or peppermint oil as a local anesthetic agent.   

4.      Add Birch Oil to Shampoo for Severe Headaches
In case of a severe headache, add a few drops of Birch Oil to your shampoo while washing your hair. This will instantly relieve the stress and freshen up your mind.

5.      Lemon Essential Oil to Get Relief from a Running Nose
In case of cold or allergies caused due to environmental issues, rub a little lemon oil on the edges of your nose. Do not go out in sunlight for few hours after applying it as this oil is photo sensitive. 

6.      Peppermint Essential Oil as a Mouth Freshener and Hiccup halter
Peppermint Essential Oil is probably the best mouth freshener, capable of giving instant refreshment. In case of continuous hiccups add a little peppermint oil in a glass of water and gulp it.

7.      Keep Flies and Mosquitoes Away Using Lemongrass Oil 
During summers, sprinkle a little Lemongrass Essential Oil at the entrance of your home. It will keep mosquitoes and flies at bay.
8.      Use Lemon Essential Oil to Preserve Leather Jackets
You will be surprised to know that essential oils can prove effective for maintaining your leather jacket too. Soak your leather jackets in Lemon Essential Oil in order to preserve it for long.

9.      Coconut Essential Oil as a Weight Cutter   
Adding Coconut Essential Oil to your daily diet will help cutting the belly fat. It is very good for patients suffering from thyroid.

10.  Keep Foot Odor at Bay using Basil and Geranium
Add a little geranium and basil essential oil to your shoes in order to get relief from regular foul foot odor.

Natural Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways in daily life. We listed a few noted mentions above but there are several other advantages that you can gain using these oils. The best thing about them is that they do not cause any side effects, so you can use them for multiple purposes without any worries.

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